March 28, 2017 1 min read

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Hanging Lake is located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. If you have never made the trip up to see this breathtaking beauty you sure are missing out. Here are 6 reasons why you need to visit Hanging Lake soon!

Because where else can you find a lake that is suspended on the edge of a cliff.

Hanging Lake Colorado

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The site is also noteworthy for its thriving hanging garden plant community. Because of these qualities Hanging Lake was designated a National natural Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 2011.

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Geologically speaking, there are few places in the world that can compare to this marvel of Mother Nature.

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This place is just amazing!

Hanging Lake

Photo credit: Neeraj Ghole

 

Suspended on the edge of Glenwood Canyon’s cliffs, the clear turquoise lake and the waterfalls that spill into it are a breathtaking sight after the rigorous uphill climb.

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Hanging Lake is a rare example of a lake formed by travertine deposition where the natural geologic and hydro-logic processes continue to operate as they have done for thousands of years.

Brad Miller
Brad Miller



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